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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
1) What breed of dog is she? 2) When did she last eat? 3) What symptoms are you seeing aside from being limp? 4) Has she had any veterinary care at all?
1) How long have you had her? 2) How much does she weigh? 3) How often are you feeding her? 4) Any vomiting or diarrhea?To start, find either honey, molasses or regular pancake syrup and put a few drops into her mouth. She does not need to swallow. Within 10-15 minutes, she should be able to hold her head up and will be acting more bright if her blood glucose is low. I'll be standing by for the answers to the questions above.
How long have you had her?
First things first, at 2 months old she is not an adult. She needs to go on puppy food. She can have adult food when she is closer to 1 year of age.At 2 pounds, she absolutely must have food available at all times. If this is not an option, she needs to be fed every 2-3 hours around the clock. At a year old, she can be fed 2-3 times daily. With her being this small, she does not have the calorie reserves to keep her blood sugar where it needs to be for 12 hours. If she ate yesterday afternoon, she has been almost 24 hours without food. That is more than enough to disable a small puppy and potentially be life-threatening.
Checking in, JACustomer. How is she doing now? Any improvement in her activity?
I think its time that you head to the vet's office. Because her brother has already died and she's showing the same symptoms, erring on the side of caution would be the best plan for her.
Checking in, JACustomer. How is your little girl doing?